DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to Keynote 22nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) announces that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the keynote address at the 22nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner. The dinner will take place April 29, 2010 at the Washington Hilton.

Secretary Napolitano was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January, 2009 to serve as the third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Her mission is to lead our nation's collective efforts to secure our country from threats of terrorism and natural disasters. Her two predecessors also addressed the dinner.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Secretary Napolitano was Governor of Arizona. Elected to two terms, she was named by Time Magazine as one of the top five governors in the country. She also served as the state's Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

Hosted by the Congressional Fire Services Institute, the annual tribute to the fire and emergency services is expected to draw 2,000 fire and emergency services officials from throughout the nation. In addition to Secretary Napolitano, the program will include remarks from many leaders of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus and awards recognizing individuals and organizations for their contributions to our nation's fire and emergency services.

The theme for this year's program is "Making the Right Decisions." The dinner culminates a two-day event that will include a series of educational seminars covering a broad range of federal and national first responder issues.

For more information about the schedule of events, please contact CFSI at 202-371-1277 or visit www.cfsi.org.

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